The city for couples, shoppers and Botox enthusiasts, who enjoy barbecue, higher incomes and lower stress levels.
Dallas is well-known for cowboys, oil magnates and ten-gallon hats -- but it's also a top city for couples, shopping and cosmetic surgery. Its motto, "Live large. Think big," could best be exemplified by two of its famous fictitious characters -- J.R. Ewing and Barney, the Dinosaur. But if you think Dallas just has "Dal-usions" of grandeur, consider it ranks behind only San Jose, California as a leader in high tech. The microchip was invented at Big D's Texas Instruments, not in Silicon Valley.